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Karen Lucas

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9781861345707

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861345707.001.0001

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Examining the empirical evidence of transport inequality in the US and UK

Examining the empirical evidence of transport inequality in the US and UK

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Kelly Clifton

Karen Lucas

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861345707.003.0003

On the basis that most social policy is concerned with addressing the unequal effects of the market distribution of goods and services in the interest of the welfare of citizens, this chapter presents the empirical evidence of transport inequality in the UK and US. It draws out the similarities and differences in transport access and travel behaviour between the average population and different social groups within each country. Where the data allows, the discussion makes direct comparisons between the UK and the US circumstances. It considers the implications of these inequities in relation to wider quality-of-life issues – such as access to work, education, healthcare, and other basic amenities – identifies how widely these issues have been examined within the existing body of research, and highlights gaps in this knowledge base.

Keywords:   market distribution, US, UK, transport inequality, transport access, travel behaviour

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